Friday, 25 September 2015

Shawn Lane: In memoriam - the haunting Untoucheables theme

Shawn Lane: In memoriam - the haunting Untoucheables theme

Shawn Lane performs a slow haunting version of the death theme from "The Untoucheables"

Shawn Lane "Death Theme"

Rahul Bhattacharjee: Strandberg Guitar competition

My entry for the Strandberg guitar competition.It's a far more tough competition still entering for my competition of strandberg's.

Strandberg Guitar competition - Rahul Bhattacharjee

Ignazio Di Salvo: Solo on Stand My Ground by Within Temptation

Hello people, I live to play solos over songs that could have one. This is the time for the Goth Metal song "Stand My Ground" by Within Temptation. I like this band and this is my short contribute. I hope you're going to like it. Share if so!

Ignazio Di Salvo: Solo on Stand My Ground by Within Temptation

Derryl Gabel: Improvisation Strategies for Guitar Here's a short clip from my one hour tutorial on Improvisation Strategies. You can order a copy here

Sit in on a lesson with me and one of my students as we look at some of my main strategies for improvising over a jazz standard ( Stella by Starlight ) with the focus on chord tone soloing and comping. We look at strategies for breaking up the guitar in digestible bites so that we can master the fretboard in it’s entirety. We’ll also look at how to analyze chord progressions typically found in standards so that we can determine the best scale choices. Additionally we will talk about substitutions for the dominant 7thb9 using the diminished 7th.

We also discuss how to spot and handle secondary dominants. Another tactic we discuss is how to break the guitar up into 7 parts for 7th arpeggios which, once mastered, will allow you to see the chord tones overlayed on the scale. Besides chord tone soloing we switch gears and talk about soloing via key centers. This is an advanced tutorial so a good working knowledge of scales and chords are recommended to get the most from the video. Included are transcriptions in the Guitar Pro and PDF formats as well as the backing track used in the tutorial. The video run time is approximately one hour.

Improvisation Strategies for Guitar

Jeff Waters: Annihilator - announce Euro tour dates

Members: TOURING BEASTS: Jeff Waters (vox, guitar), Mike Harshaw (drums), Rich Hinks (bass) & Aaron Homma (guitar)

Got some really cool news!! I've been in Canada (near the capital city of Ottawa) for the last week rehearsing with Annihilator for their upcoming European headline tour! I'm sure some of you can tell how awesome this is for me!!! And fortunately, band boss Jeff Waters thinks it's awesome to have me on their tour too! We have some UK shows, Ireland and then almost 2 months of touring through Europe (20 different countries), ending in Russia mid-November!
Updates to come, check out the tour poster below and come on out to a show! See you there!!

Rick Graham: Trying to get in the zone

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Lari Basílio: highlights from Lari's visit to Expomusic 2015

Loja Lari Basilio/Lari Basilio Store

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Lari Basilio na Expomusic 2015

Jason Becker: Kiesel Carvin Guitars collection and new article on guitar player

Jason Becker
My Kiesel Guitars Carvin Guitars.
From left to right:
1. Gary Becker's painted Carvin.
2. Acoustic/electric AC175.
3. Purple Acoustic/electric AC175.
4. JB207C 7-string - Probably available soon.
5. My purple "sticker yo-yo" guitar.
6. JB200C "bluey."
7. JB24 black "numbers" guitar.
8. JB24 "numbers" guitar.
9. JB200C "MJ" guitar.
10. JB200SC in candy apple red.
11. The original "bluey."

Article on the making of my "Collection" album. I totally get why people think it is tragic that I can't play guitar anymore, but I am really not sad about it. I get the same high from composing as I did from playing guitar. I rarely dwell on what might have been. I'm too busy having fun and working on stuff like a new album, new guitars, a book and a potential movie. I thank people for their compassion, though. It really does touch me. You are too cool!

Joel Hoekstra: new single from his new album 13!



Out October 16th on Frontiers Music Srl

Pre-order on iTunes and Amazon

Hollywood, Ca (September 25, 2015) – Get ready for world premiere of the third single “Long For The Days” from Joel Hoekstra’s 13’s new studio album DYING TO LIVE, which will be released October 16th.

"Long For The Days is a song about reflection and regret over a relationship gone badly," explains Hoekstra. "It's a good old-fashioned, classic-rock style track that captures elements of some of my favorite bands (I'll let you figure them out!). Vinny Appice (drums) and Tony Franklin (bass) lay it down while Derek Sherinian (keys) provides the right sounds and parts with tasteful perfection. Russell Allen delivers one of my favorite vocal performances EVER and Jeff Scott Soto sings some amazing backgrounds to support them. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing/recording it!"

Pre-orders are now available on Amazon (CD & MP3) and iTunes (MP3). All MP3 pre-orders include instant downloads of “Long For The Days” as well as "Until I Left You" and "Anymore" (featuring Russell Allen).

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Dying To Live features an all-star cast of rockers including Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Russell Allen (vocals), Tony Franklin (bass),Vinny Appice (drums), and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), and will be available via Frontiers Music SRL on Friday, October 16th.

Joel Hoekstra is a guitarist in the legendary Whitesnake and is also well known for his work with Trans Siberian Orchestra, Night Ranger and the hit show Rock of Ages.

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Joel Hoekstra's 13 - Long For the Days (feat. Russell Allen) (Official / 2015)

Tom Hess: How To Leave Your Day Job & Teach Guitar For A Living In The Least Risky Manner Possible

How To Leave Your Day Job & Teach Guitar For A Living In The Least Risky Manner Possible
By Tom Hess
Wish you didn’t have to work 40 hours every week at a job you hate? If you’re a guitar player, this kind of job will both keep you from playing guitar, and stop you from pursuing a music career. However, you can change this if you really want to. Fact is, teaching guitar for a living is by far the greatest way to do something you love while also making good money.

Why should you teach guitar rather than working at a normal 9-5 job?:

-When you teach guitar, you can easily earn much way money than you ever could at a regular full-time job (successfully guitar teachers can easily earn $100k or more annually).

-Guitar teachers do not have to work full time to make good money, unlike at a regular job where working full-time is the only way to pay your bills and survive.

-You get to make your own time when you are a guitar teacher. Want to take a trip out of town? You can do it. Want to start working on growing a music career? No problem. Additionally, you will actually make money for your time off. Contrast this with working a normal job where you have to request vacation days (where someone else decides when you can or can’t take time off).

-Teaching guitar is a risk free job. Every single one of your students is like a separate source of income. If one of them happens to leave, you’re still okay because you’ve got plenty of other sources of income coming in from the students who’ve stayed. At any regular job, you get one check, and if that check doesn’t show up, you’re ruined.

That said, so many guitarists completely look past teaching guitar because they believe they simply are unprepared for it. Truth is, probably are ready to teach even if you don’t think you are. Here is a tiny list of the frequent complaints (fears) guitarists have about being able to teach guitar, that are NOT valid:

Guitar Teaching Fear #1: You don’t have good enough guitar skills.
Reality: You don’t need to be an incredible player to teach guitar. If you want to, you can make an excellent living teaching guitar by teaching exclusively beginners.

Guitar Teaching Fear #2: You don’t know enough to even make it through one lesson with a student.
Reality: You don’t need to be an expert teacher to get results for your initial students. Your skills will come to you over time and you’ll just keep getting better.

Guitar Teaching Fear #3: You aren’t sure if you have enough things to teach over a long period of time.
Reality: It’s not necessary to know the entire year’s lesson plan just to teach your first student. In fact, you should NOT overwhelming your students with new information during every single lesson.
Guitar Teaching Fear #4: It’ll be too hard to support yourself financially as you transition from your day job into teaching.

Reality: It’s not as hard to quit your job and teach guitar for a living as you might think. Developing a new guitar teaching business requires almost no cost – in other words, you can start earning money teaching while you are still working at your current job with absolutely NO risk of losing money in the process.

Discover more about what you must do to get ready for teaching your first students by filling out this free guitar teaching ability assessment.

How You Can Phase Out Your Day Job To Get Into Teaching Guitar Full-Time.
For tons of guitar teachers, leaving their day jobs might feel very risky. Fact is, there is nothing to be afraid of, it’s actually very easy to phase out your day job without putting yourself in financial ruin. The following is what you need to do right now to start transitioning away from your day job and begin teaching guitar for a living:

1. Make it a point to attract “serious” guitar students only
-Pack your weekends with students, then save the income you make from doing this. After saving enough money to cover half a year of expenses, leave your job and start growing your teaching business even larger.

-Build a website for your teaching business and advertise there in addition to using paper flyers in local music shops (with permission), supermarkets, parking lots, recreation centers and neighborhoods.

-Try to better understand how to convert the potential students who contact you into paying guitar students. This is actually pretty simple, learn more checking out this free resource about getting new 
guitar students to take lessons.

2. Consistently Work To Develop And Improve Your Guitar Teaching Skills
Even if you are new to teaching guitar, you CAN get great results for your students. Go through the following steps to start improving your guitar teaching skills:

-Focus on your main area of expertise (i.e. playing jazz chords, metal technique, whatever it is etc.). It’s likely that there is someone out there who needs help in this area.

-Learn how to successfully begin teaching beginning guitar students.

-Find a guitar teacher trainer who can show you effective strategies for transforming so-so students to great students, plus effectively teaching students of all kinds of learning styles.
Now that you have read the ideas in this article, you are much closer to actually teaching guitar for a living. To prepare yourself for quitting your day job forever and teaching guitar instead, fill out this free guitar teaching ability assessment.

About The Author:
Tom Hess is a highly successful guitar teacher, recording artist and the guitar player. He helps people from all over the world learn how to teach guitar. Visit his website to get free guitar teacher resources and to read more guitar teaching articles.

Luis Kalil: performs "Insight" live on EMGtv

Brazilian guitarist Luis Kalil came to EMGtv to play tunes from his new album of original material. Watch "Insight" and you'll hear why Luis is making noise in the metal guitar community. The way he wields the EMG 57/66 Set at the age of 16 is impressive to say the least. Subscribe to EMGtv for updates on our weekly videos.

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Ozielzinho: Cross and Isabela - more classy playing from Expomusic 2015

Cobertura do Portal Guitar Shred no stand da NIG. Acesse:

Ozielzinho - Cross - Expomusic 2015

Ozielzinho - Isabela (Expomusic 2015 - Stand Sennheiser)

Kiko Loureiro: Pau de Arara - Expomusic 2015

Kiko Loureiro tocando a Pau de Arara na Expomusic 2015.

Kiko Loureiro - Pau de Arara - Expomusic 2015

Bruno Palma: Stand Santo Angelo - Expomusic 2015

Here is an excerpt from one of the songs performed in EXPOMUSIC 2015!

Tocando na EXPOMUSIC 2015 - Stand Santo Angelo - Bruno Palma

Ozielzinho, Leo Romanholi: Presentation at the stand of St. Angelo Expomusic 2015

Presentation at the stand of St. Angelo with the participation of the winner of the Solo-Minute Leo Romanholi contest. I hope you enjoy;)

Solo Starts 2:30
Expomusic 2015 - 5º Dia